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Animal Welfare
Determining the efficacy and safety of differing caliber/ammunition combinations for the humane euthanization and subsequent mass depopulation of market weight pigs.
Animal Welfare
Capturing genetic potential for greater sow lifetime productivity
These findings indicate that poor survival to weaning, and lower gilt retention rates during development, are critical issues for low birth weight gilts and for gilts born to sows with a low ALBW_P....
Animal Welfare
Evaluation of Analgesia Efficacy in Piglets Undergoing Castration and Processing
Surgical castration is routinely performed on commercial pig farms in North America to prevent boar taint and aggression. This procedure is known to be painful for piglets, yet is typically done...
Animal Welfare
Validation of a Mobile Electrocution System for Humane Mass Depopulation of Swine
Animal Welfare
Identifying barriers and implementing solutions to practical on-farm pain management during castration
Animal Welfare
Automated computer vision system for tracking individual pig activity and locomotion in nursery/finisher group housing
Animal Welfare
Evaluation of Sodium Nitrite for mass euthanasia of commercial pigs
Animal Welfare
Validation of scan sampling techniques for pain behaviors in castrated piglets
Animal Welfare
Validation of the effectiveness of alternative euthanasia techniques for mature swine using a penetrating captive bolt gun and electrocution
Animal Welfare
Impact of duration of farrowing crate closure on sow welfare and piglet mortality
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